Before Macbeth had visions of ghosts, now his wife, Lady Macbeth, is having visions and is sleep walking. While sleeping she is doing the action of washing and cleaning her hands from the blood of Duncan’s. She says, “Yet here’s a spot. Out, damned spot; out, I say; One, two – why, then ’tis time to do’t. Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier and afeard? What need we fear who knows it when none can call our power to account? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” (5.1 27-34). Even the doctor says that Lady Macbeth is not sick but has visions and that she must cure herself. “No so sick, my lord, As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies That keep her from rest.” (5.3 39-41). Later on in Act 5.5, we hear Lady Macbeth cry out and then that she has died. Macbeth say, “She would certainly have died someday; she should have died at another, more peaceful time”. He is saying that he knew she was going to die eventually, but he would rather have her died when he wasn’t going to war with England. At first we see Lady Macbeth’s thirst for power rise while her husband just sits back and watch. However as the play progresses, Macbeth gets the thirst for hunger and Lady Macbeth takes the back seat. The only thing that they have in common is the visions that they get. Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo, while Lady Macbeth sees Duncan’s blood on her hands that she can’t seem to wash away. Throughout this play, it doesn’t seem like Macbeth loves his wife or that Lady Macbeth loves her husband. The only thing on their mind is power, but in the end it turns out that everything they tried to earn has gone down the drain. Lady Macbeth is killed because of her delusions and Macbeth is killed because he went to war with England.
While Lady Macbeth is in the process of dying, Macbeth is preparing for the war against England. When talking to the doctor about Lady Macbeth’s condition, he just asks him to find some solution to cure her, but he doesn’t go and tend to her needs and help her. However, Lady Macbeth wasn’t helpful towards Macbeth either because when he was having his visions she just played it off has a childhood problem so that their guest wouldn’t get suspicious and wouldn’t stop supporting him. I believe that they both got what they deserved when they were seeing things. If Macbeth didn’t take it into his own hands to fulfill the prophecy, then he wouldn’t need to kill Duncan and then eventually have himself killed.